A: The program is designed to prepare graduates to:
A: The D.N.P. at Marquette requires 69 credits post-B.S.N. for the advanced practice options (pediatrics primary or acute care, adults-older adults primary or acute care nurse practitioner, adults-older adults clinical nurse specialist). The systems leadership and health care quality option requires 63 credits.
A D.N.P. post-master's program program is available for advanced practice nurses already holding an M.S.N. The minimum number of credits required is 33.
The specific domains of content for all options include: core courses, research, statistics and information systems, practicum courses, and a D.N.P. residency course. Health promotion/illness management is required for advanced-practice options. HCSL course examples include finance, outcomes management, human resources, program evaluation and mediation.
A: To apply to the D.N.P. program, you should have graduated with at least a B.S.N. degree from an accredited program, normally with a graduate GPA of at least 3.0 using the 4.0 system (4.0=A). A statistics course, including inferential analysis (within the past five years), an undergraduate course in nursing research, an undergraduate course in health assessment, and a copy of your current Wisconsin nursing license are required prerequisites. Other criteria include:
Qualified applicants may be denied admission to the D.N.P. program because of space constraints.
A: Yes. You must apply online via Nursing CAS website. Paper applications are not accepted.
A: For tuition information, cost per credit hour, see our Graduate School website.
A: Financial opportunities for D.N.P. students include:
Some types of financial aid require full-time enrollment and are based on academic performance; other types of aid may stipulate specific criteria or obligations after graduation. Please note that the university funded financial aid application deadlines are: